Musical Entertainment Policy
The National Park Service's National Christmas Tree Music Program at President's Park is intended to provide musical entertainment for park visitors during December on the Ellipse, where in celebration of the holiday season, visitors can observe the National Christmas Tree, visit assorted yuletide displays, and attend musical presentations. Park visitors come from diverse backgrounds and nations, and include individuals, families, and groups, with ages ranging from the very young to senior citizens. Consistent with the Constitution's Establishment Clause and its mandate of government neutrality, which has allowed the placement of holiday secular and religious displays, the National Christmas Tree Music Program's holiday musical entertainment may include both holiday secular and religious music. To ensure that any proposed music selection is consistent with the Establishment Clause, and presented in a prudent and objective manner as a traditional part of the culture and heritage of this annual holiday event, it must be approved in advance by the National Park Service.